2.04.2011

I have a question for you...

I have an idea and I want your input, especially since it involves all of you. I am thinking about starting a link party {think Virtual Coffee, Mingle Monday, Saturdays Around the World}, and I was wondering if you would all participate if I started one. I'll keep the specifics a secret for now {I do have an idea}, but just give me your initial reactions...

Do you like these parties/blog hops? Or are they lame/pointless/overdone?

I like them because it really does give me {at least} a chance to meet other bloggers that I have things in common with. And since you all know about my pet peeve with copy and paste comments, those would be a no-no {i.e. your link will be deleted if you do that}.

I would just love to be able to host a place where we can all meet new blog friends and find good things to read. A place that's personal and intimate and authentic...

So what do you think?

Oh, and go vote {please} in that little poll over to the right...can't decide if I should give my little blog another makeover.

Love,

18 comments:

Rebekah said...

I really like them! I think you should do it!

Megan said...

I usually like them..its hit or miss for me. There are very few i participate in...I dont like when people comment on my blog just to get me to go to theirs and follow them..I like when people genuinly like my blog and comment to say that and follow..i just dont see the point in trying to "gain" more followers. (things i think you have mentioned in previous posts that we agree on)

and i love your layout!

Jillian said...

i like these sorts of things, i think it's a great way to find new blogs. xoxo jcd

andrea said...

I vote yes to the blog party type thing and no to giving your blog another makeover. Your page is so beautiful! I do, however, vote yes to you giving MY blog a makeover... Just sayin'... :)

PS: I do kind of think things like Mingle Monday, etc. are a bit overdone, but honestly? I love your blog (and you!) so much that I would eagerly and happily participate if you hosted something like that. It just had to be said. Haha.

Joelle said...

Okay, so, would it help if I actually told you what I want to do? Because I obviously don't want you to participate if you don't want to...haha.

So, you know how I like to vent? Because, as Andrea once said, not everything is ohmygodilovesunshineandknitting!

That being said, I think we could all use a little break on Fridays to destress. So that's what it would be about. Happy Hour is what I'm thinking {but please let me know if it's lame}. I think that bloggers are too afraid to be anything but happy on their blogs, so it would basically be the time to say whatever you need to say. And we'll listen. Or I'll listen, at least.

Thoughts?

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I like a good blog link up or blog party!

Jillian said...

joelle- LOVE this idea. everyone has pet peeves.. HELLO girl talking in a baby voice on the bus. killme.

Alisha said...

Go for it girl! More people would link up than you think! And it'll help get your name/blog out there in the social networking of the blogosphere! :) Be fearless!! <3

Beka said...

Hmmm. I do like those link ups/blog parties, though I'm with Megan...it's hit and miss.

I love your blog the way it is, but if you're itching to mix things up a bit, go ahead and do it! :)

Maggie said...

i'd be in! i love genuine blog hops where people truly participate -i've been in a few less-than-exciting ones...but somehow I know yours would be adorable!

Rachel said...

Yes I LOVE blog hops!I love the chance to meet new people. I think you should go for it!

this is me. said...

love blog hops! go for it!

andrea said...

I think Friday Happy Hours sounds like such a fun idea! Definitely different than Mingle Mondays, etc. (although it must be said: I love your Tuesdays and Virtual Coffees, I really do).

CarrieJo said...

yes mam!

Tiffany said...

I really like giveaway linkups.

Jessame said...

I LOVE LINKUPS!! I love meeting new bloggers and finding great blogs that inspire me!!! So yes I think you should def do it!!!!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Found your blog through weekend blog hopping! I am a huge fan of blog hopping, have only just discovered them to be honest, but have made so many lovely new friends in the past couple of weeks. There are some wonderful blogs to be a part of. I have put your blog in my bookmarks and am now following you. If you decide to go ahead with the blog hop link, then I'd love to be involved!

Have a great weekend.
CJ xx

Ms. Sarah said...

love it